Category Archives: News and Media

NEW LAWS, 2019

NEW LAWS – 2019 “Me Too” Legislation, Etc. Confidential Provisions in Settlement Agreements (SB 820) Voids any provision in a settlement agreement entered into on or after January 1, 2019, that prevents disclosure of information related to civil or administrative complaint of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and workplace harassment or discrimination based on sex. Relationships… Read More »


IMPACTFUL COURT DECISIONS Discrimination Requiring job applicant to obtain and provide MRI examination as condition of employment violated ADA by discriminating on basis of perceived disability. EEOC v. BNSF Ry. Co., 902 F.3d 916 (9th Cir. 2018). Imposing standard disciplinary actions on employee does not constitute discharge unless they involve continuous patterns of mistreatment or… Read More »

California Lawyers Association Litigation Summit October 5, 2018 – San Francisco, CA

Litigation partner Norman J. Rodich will be moderating the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Masterclass:  Cross-examination, a continuing legal education program for experienced trial attorneys.  The program will be presented at the California Lawyers Association Litigation Summit on October 5, 2018, in San Francisco.  The all-star panel includes trial lawyers Mary Alexander (San Francisco) and… Read More »

A Conference for Business Owners: M & A Solutions for Privately Held Companies

New Year, New Employment Laws Impacting Employers for 2018

Please see the following new laws, effective January 1, 2018, which may impact your business directly if you have employees in California: Minimum Wage Increase On January 1, 2018, the California state minimum wage increases to $11.00 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees.  Small businesses with 25 or fewer employees will continue to pay… Read More »

Welcome Steven Oh

Palmieri Tyler welcomes Associate Attorney Steven Oh to the Corporate Practice Group.  Mr. Oh graduated from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D./LL.M., Taxation with distinction, 2014). Mr. Oh’s practice is focused on corporate entity structure as well as related estate planning and wealth preservation matters.

Welcome Jane Donahue Davalos

Palmieri Tyler welcomes Associate Attorney Jane Donahue Davalos to the Estate Planning & Wealth Protection Group.  Ms. Davalos graduated from Santa Clara University, School of Law, J.D. (2012). Ms. Davalos’ practice is primarily focused on estate planning and wealth preservation matters.

In Memoriam – James Eugene Wilhelm 1940 – 2017

On Monday, May 29, 2017, James E. Wilhelm, one of Palmieri Tyler’s founding partners, passed away peacefully at the age of 76 in San Diego, California. Jim was born in Southgate, California on November 2, 1940 to Dolores and Jim Wilhelm.  Jim earned his B.A. from California State University, Long Beach and his J.D. from… Read More »

U.S. Department of Transportation Delays OK of $647-million Grant Related to California’s Bullet Train

As crews work at a 3,700-foot-long viaduct that is being built for the high-speed rail line in Fresno, Ralph Vartabedian of the Los Angeles Times reports that the U.S. Department of Transportation has deferred a decision on a $647-million grant that would help Caltrain electrify a section of track between San Jose and San Francisco,… Read More »

California Rail Grants in Danger

Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor of Railway Age, an industry publication, writes about California’s Congressional Republicans calling on the Trump Administration to block $650 million in new grants on the Caltrain rail line between San Francisco and San Jose. See the full story here: